Socata/Daher TBM 900

ICAO aircraft code TBM7
Manufacturer Socata/Daher
Country France
New price USD 2.5 million

The Socata/Daher TBM 900 is an improved version of the TBM 850 with various aerodynamic refinements, including winglets and a redesigned induction system.

Specifications

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Socata/Daher TBM 900 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
TBM7
Manufacturer
Socata/Daher
Manufactured
2014 - 2016
Country
France
New purchase price
USD 2.5 million
Crew:
1 or 2
Capacity:
4-6 (including flight crew) / 636 kg (1,402 lb) max payload

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Garmin G1000 glass cockpit
Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D turboprop engine, 630 kW (850 shp)
Propellers:
5-bladed Hartzell constant-speed propeller
Power:
850 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
330 Kts
611 Km/h
Travel range:
1,784 Nm
3,304 Kilometers
Fuel consumption:
208 l/h (55 gal/h; 46 imp gal/h)
Service Ceiling:
31,001 feet
Time to Altitude:
9,449 meter (31,001 feet) in 18 minutes 45 seconds
Take-off Distance:
726 meter - 2,382 feet
Landing Distance:
741 meter - 2,431 feet

Weight & dimensions

Wingspan
12.833 m (42 ft 1 in)
Height:
4.355 m (14 ft 3 in)
Wing area:
18 m2 (190 sq ft)
Max Take Off Weight:
3,354 Kg
7,394 lbs
Empty Weight:
2,079 Kg
4,623 lbs
Max Payload:
610 Kg
1,345 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
290 gallon
1,100 liter

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About the Socata/Daher TBM 900

The Socata TBM (now Daher TBM) is a family of high-performance, single-engine turboprop business and utility light aircraft that was collaboratively developed between American Mooney Airplane Company and French light aviation manufacturer Socata.

Following Mooney’s acquisition by French owners, Mooney and SOCATA started a joint venture for the purpose of developing and manufacturing a new, enlarged turboprop design, which was designated as the TBM 700, later followed by the TBM 850.

In 2014, an improved version of the aircraft, marketed as the TBM 900 was introduced, featuring 26 individual modifications, including the adoption of in-house-designed winglets, a redesigned air intake and the fitting of a five-blade Hartzell-built propeller, with the aim of delivering improved aerodynamics and performance. The adoption of a sharp strake, located forward and beneath the leading edge of the left wing, also provides for improved stall characteristics over the earlier TBM variants. According to aircraft publication Aviation Week, various subtle exterior changes were made for drag reduction purposes, including the addition of inner main landing gear doors, the re-contouring of the tail cone and of the engine nacelle.

In comparison with the TBM 850, the TBM 900 is around 14 kts (26 km/h) faster in cruise flight, uses less fuel, requires less runway length, climbs faster, and produces noticeably less interior and exterior noise alike. This is partially due to the elimination of the 700 hp (522 kW) limitation for takeoff present on previous TBM models; all 850 hp (634 kW) of the PT6A-66D engine is normally available. In combination with a more efficient air inlet, which boosted the available torque and ram recovery, and reshaped exhaust stacks, which increased thrust output, makes the plane faster. According to Aviation Week, due to its greater speed, the TBM 900 can more effectively compete against light jets. They observed that it is faster on a 600 NM (1,100 km) mission, and burns 26 percent less fuel than the Cessna Citation Mustang.

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